I'm turning 30 soon, so am writing 30 lists. Here's #13.
2. Life of Pi
3. The Diary of Anne Frank
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
6. The Time Traveler's Wife
8. Any anthology of Calvin & Hobbes
9. Your Favourite Seuss - a Dr Seuss collection of all the best
10. Here and Now by Sam Jones
11. Romeo & Juliet
12. 360 Paris
13. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
You'll note that a lot of these are children's books or ones that I would have read in my early teen years. That's true. I am not sure why I can't think of any more recent favourites, but I suppose I've become more difficult to impress. I read a lot, but often even if I did like the book, I feel like I wouldn't read it a second time. My benchmark for favourites is that I have to at least want to reread it.
#13 I loved so much as a kid that I stole it from my school library. It's the only thing I've ever stolen from anywhere, and I felt terrible about it, but really wanted to read that book a million times. If you haven't read it, it's heartbreaking and you should.
What are your a favourite books? I'm always looking for something new to read.